books on cross-cultural issues
Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind - Geert Hofstede - 304 pages [New Ed.] (23 May, 1994) HarperCollins
Still the classic work on the subject.
the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business
Fons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden Turner - 275 pages (October 1997)
Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd; ISBN: 1857881761
Interesting, but read Hofstede first.
Cross-cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values
Charles Hampden Turner, Fons Trompenaars, John Wiley and Sons Ltd; 2000, ISBN: 0471495271
Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology [Amazon.com link - n/a in UK]- by J. M. Balkin, pub. Yale Univ Pr. 2003
I think that this is an important contribution to the debate.
Richard D. Lewis 468 pages 2nd Ed (10 December, 1999) Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Through Culture Shock
Elisabeth Marx - 252 pages New Ed (8 March, 2001) Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Richard D. Lewis 256 pages (October 2002) Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Your Manners: Managing Cultural Clash in the Single European Market
John Mole, 1996) - Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd; ISBN: 1857880854
A bit old and also simplistic.
Regionalization and Cross-border Regions
Markus Perkmann, Ngai-Ling Sum 288 pages (July 2002) Palgrave Macmillan
Diligence for Global Deal Making: The Definitive Guide to Cross-Border Mergers
and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Financings, and Strategic Alliances
Arthur H. Rosenbloom 336 pages (August 2002) Bloomberg Press
Differences : Doing Business With the Japanese
Edward T. Hall, Mildred Reed Hall 172 pages Reprint (May 1990) Anchor Books/Doubleday
Corporate Culture Survival Guide
Edgar H. Schein, Warren Bennis 206 pages (2 August, 1999) Jossey Bass Wiley
Matters : How Values Shape Human Progress
Lawrence E. Harrison (Editor), Samuel P. Huntington (Editor), 2001